Pilot Episodes created for the Book of Voices Audio Project. These are fairly raw, with audio difficulties and other issues that should not appear when we rerecord them for the final project. Voices include Robert Branch, Arthur Chu, Bruce Jennings, Ken Kurp, Giorgiana Lascu, Sarah Peters, and Joseph Zitt. The episodes were written and the music was composed by Joseph Zitt, and were produced and directed by Joseph Zitt and by Giorgiana Lascu for Old Coal Pictures. The cover art is from the book... Topics: Radio, Bible, Fiction, Fantasy, Judaica
Live performance at the Phoenix Coffee open mic, 11 November 2008. Pieces include "That Alphabet Thing," and "man bends over oblivious books". Filmed with a Flip Ultra camcorder. Topic: joseph joe zitt poetry alphabet
"Rats, Maybe Ghosts (words and nonwords bringing voice to painted halls)" A solo improvisation for voice and found objects. Recorded aboeard the Artship in Oakland, CA, 02/02/2002. Released as Artship Recordings #18 . More info at josephzitt.com . Topics: artship, voice, found objects, vocal, improvisation, whistling
"Shekhinah (sh'-khee-nah): the presence of God in Jewish mysticism, seen as an independent female being with an intimate connection to both divinity and humanity." A dance/theater performance piece from 1992 incorporating movement, music, text, and light. Topics: judaism, kabbalah, mysticism, jewish, goddess, dance, shekhina, shechina, shechinah, shekhina,...
Joseph Zitt reads from and discusses his book "19th Nervous Breakdown: Making Human Connections in the Landscapte of Commerce" during its Release Event at Books Inc Opera Plaza in San Francisco on 10 July 2011. Topics: books, retail, customer service, humor, ethics
18springs Radio, hosted by Joseph Zitt, brings you new and unusual music from around the world and across the centuries. This episode focuses on music featuring the viola. (Note that there are some problems with the levels on this, so the talk is significantly louder than the music. There is also a silence of about twenty seconds after the opening station ID. Sorry, folks; still working out the tech.) Shownotes; Viola Set Viola - Heartstring Theory Band doesn't necessarily include violas... Topics: 18springs, Radio, Viola
A one hour abridged audiobook of Joseph Zitt's 19th Nervous Breakdown: Making Human Connections in the Landscape of Commerce . Originally recorded by Tom Bickley for a crowd-funding project at the book's launch, and now released under a Creative Commons License to the general public. Topics: memoir, retail, humor, customer service, San Francisco, Borders.
Joseph Zitt reads from his works at Phoenix on Lee in Cleveland Heights, OH, on 15 August 2009. Texts include "Lead Me In," excerpts from "The Book of Voices" and "Shekhinah: the Presence," "Psalm 183," "Decoy (for Miles Davis)," and "Air Lines." All the texts are available at www.josephzitt.com. Topics: poetry, fiction, jewish, judaica
One of three pilot episodes created for the Book of Voices Audio Project. These are fairly raw, with audio difficulties and other issues that should not appear when we rerecord them for the final project. Voices include Robert Branch, Arthur Chu, Bruce Jennings, Ken Kurp, Giorgiana Lascu, Sarah Peters, Robb Scott, and Joseph Zitt. The episodes were written and the music was composed by Joseph Zitt, and were produced and directed by Joseph Zitt and by Giorgiana Lascu for Old Coal Pictures. The... Topics: Radio, Bible, Fiction, Fantasy, Judaica
Joseph Zitt reads from and discusses "The Book of Voices" at Borders Books and Music, Beachwood, OH, on 16 November 2010. Excerpts include "Elisheva (Prologue)," "Jonah," and "Jushab-Hesed." Official website: http://TheBookOfVoices.com/ Topics: fiction, fantasy, Judaism, Jewish, Bible
"A resonant rosary of non-metric pulses and uncommon harmonies.â Nine frequencies of sine tones (120, 121, 123, 127, 132, 140, 150, 164, 185) no pair of which have the same difference as any other pair, arranged according to gray code, with the tones' first appearances in ascending order, each possible combination of tones appearing exactly once." Full notes at http://www.josephzitt.com/home/cds/oh-come-ye-dispassionate/ Topics: electronic, computer music, sine waves, beat frequencies
Solo performance at Phoenix Coffee open mic on Lee Road in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Wednesday evening, 5 November 2008. Performances of "If Not Now...", "Sonata for Santos", and "Lead Me In". Hosted and introduced by Felicia Flagg. Recorded on a Flip Video Ultra Camcorder. Topics: Solo, live, vocal, improvsation, cleveland heights, 44118
Video of Joseph Zitt performing a vocal improvisation based on a biblical text. Phoenix Coffee on Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH, 1 April 2009. "Three things are too wonderful for me; four things I do not know: The way of an eagle in the air; The way of a serpent upon a rock; The way of a ship in the midst of the sea; The way of a man with a maiden." -- Proverbs 30:18-10 Topic: joseph joe zitt improvisation solo voice video
Eight Fractured Folk Songs for Voice and Piano (2004-2005) blends the talents of composer/singer/poet Joseph Zitt with those of composer/pianist/music theorist Katherine Setar. The songs are, in effect, acoustic remixes of existing folk or public domain songs which were inspired by such diverse influences as contemporary mash-up recordings, John Cale's reworking of "Heartbreak Hotel," Karlheinz Stockhausen's electronic and acoustic "moment form" works, and the “Deep... Topic: folk composition improvisation classical Source: DAT
Minyan (After Chagall) by Joseph Zitt. Dance/theatre piece performed by the Human Systems Performance Group at FronteraFest, Austin, Texas, on 10 September 1993. Performers (in order of appearance): Joseph Zitt. Nicholas Schriber, Bryan Green, Kip Garth. Opening text, "J.e.r.u.s.a.l.e.m.", read by Manu Jobst. Score consists of an unedited field recording made at the Western Wall, Jerusalem, in 1988. Topics: dance, theatre, theater, jewis, judaism, jerusalem, field recording
Selections from the score of the 1992 dance/theatre work Shekhinah: The Presence , as first performed in Austin, Texas. With the exception of environmental sounds captured in "Jerusalem Circuit", the sounds consist entirely of human voices, sampled and processed. Topics: shekhinah, judaism, kabbalah, voices, liturgy, shekina, shekinah, shekhina, shechina, shechinah
18springs Radio, hosted by Joseph Zitt, brings you new and unusual music from around the world and across the centuries. This episode focuses on Sound Poetry. Playlist: Sound Poetry (2013 10 15) Marie Osmond - Hugo Ball: Karawane Recorded for "Ripley's Believe It or Not" Marinetti, F.T. - Dune, parole in libertà (1914) performed by Luigi Pennone, Arrigo Lora-Totino from "Futura Poesia Sonora" (Cramps 1978) published "Futurist Manifesto" in 1909 Set Aleksej... Topics: 18springs, sound poetry, dada, zaum, futurism, text sound
Collaborations with Thomas Bickley, F. Vattel Cherry, Craque, Brian Fending, Jonathan Matis, and Jane Wang. Improvised, composed, and recorded in Washington, DC, Bethesda, MD, and Chicago, IL, 1999-2001. This album was compiled to coincide with Joseph Zitt's "Surprise Me With Beauty 2K2" US tour in January and February 2002.